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Call for Tutorial Proposals – PAKDD08

The 12th Pacific-Asia Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining
(PAKDD 2008)

Osaka, Japan
20-23 May, 2008


The PAKDD conference series has established itself as a prestigious forum for the exchange of the latest research results in data mining. Held annually at attractive Pacific-Asia cities, the conference provides unique opportunities for data mining researchers, practitioners, developers, and users to explore new ideas, techniques, and tools, and to exchange experiences. The previous events were held in Singapore, Melbourne, Beijing, Kyoto, Hong Kong, Taipei, Seoul, Sydney, Hanoi, Singapore and Nanjing!

PAKDD 2008 will be held in Osaka, Japan. Attendees are expected from all over the world, as is the tradition for PAKDD. It is also expected that there will be strong local interest, and in particular, strong interest from many local attendees in learning about all aspects of data mining.

An integral part of PAKDD 2008 will be the tutorial program. We invite proposals for tutorials in all areas of data mining, including introductory and overview tutorials as well as state-of-the-art tutorials and data mining in-practice tutorials. Tutorials will run for 3 hrs in total.

A tutorial proposal should include the following information:

  • Title

  • A brief summary of the topic

  • Outline including a short summary of each section

  • Specific goals and objectives

  • Expected background of the audience

  • A biographical sketch of the presenter(s)

  • Audio Visual equipment needed for the presentation

Possible tutorial topics include

  • Introduction to Data Mining Algorithms

  • Text Mining

  • Machine Learning

  • Statistical Methods

  • KDD Process and Human Interaction

  • Data and Knowledge Visualization

  • Ubiquitous Data Mining

  • Data Mining in Industry

  • Tools for Data Mining

  • Mining Structured/semi-structured/unstructured Data

  • Stream Data Mining

  • Mining Biomedical Data

  • Mining Multimedia Data

  • Mining Temporal Data

  • Mining of Web, Community and Social Network Data

  • Privacy Preserving Data Mining

  • KDD Process and Human Interaction

and many more - the list is meant to be suggestive rather than limiting. The topics relevant to the conference can be seen in the CfP of the main conference.

Proposals should be no more than 5 pages in length, including the presenter's name, affiliation, address, email, phone, and fax. Electronic submissions must be received by 27 November 2007. Please submit your proposals via email to both Tutorial Chairs:

  • Achim Hoffmann (Email: achim at

  • Akihiro Yamamoto (Email: akihiro at

Proposals will be evaluated based on relevance and content. Presenters of selected tutorials will receive an honorarium, which may be split between multiple presenters for a single tutorial. Comprehensive tutorial notes should be provided (printable slides) by 20 April 2008, for production of copies for distribution at the conference. They will also be published on the PAKDD web site and available to attendees.

Important Dates:

  • Tutorial Proposal Due: 27 November 2007

  • Acceptance Notification: 10 December 2007

  • Tutorial notes (printable slides) Due: 20 April 2008

  • Tutorial Presentation: 20-23 May 2008 (tentative – exact date of tutorials to be determined)

This is an exciting time for Data Mining in Japan and the region, and an excellent opportunity to build connections with regional researchers and industry practitioners.

Achim Hoffmann, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Akihiro Yamamoto, Kyoto University, Japan